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Public Safety Messages and Resources

August 18, 2023

Every member of our community with an active Cornell email address receives this weekly message, which provides information and resources to enhance your safety on and off campus. I try to keep the messages brief – this welcome message aside – to encourage you to invest in your own safety.

Cornell has many resources to help you navigate concerns about safety, security, health and well-being. Every Public Safety message provides links to Cornell’s Sexual Harassment and Assault – Response and Education (SHARE) resources, Mental Health at Cornell, the Silent Witness program and information about Blue Light Services (virtual escorts, phones and buses). Cornell Health provides on-campus health care and 24/7 phone consultation. You can also review Campus Watch, the annual security report that details policies and information related to your safety.

The Division of Public Safety is a community-focused safety and first-responder team that provides a vital link to many resources on and off campus. The division is currently comprised of the Public Safety Dispatch Center, Emergency Management, Cornell Police, Cornell EMS, Access Control, the Community Response Team (CRT) and soon the Public Safety Service Team. I will keep you posted as we near implementation of this unarmed safety resource.

I am proud to lead these dedicated professionals who are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our diverse community of students, faculty, staff and visitors. We are committed to anti-bias and anti-racist safety services and policing and pledge to be partners to ensure all are treated with dignity and respect, as well as to be here when you need us. Contact us any time at 607-255-1111, through RAVE Guardian or by using any Blue Light phone. If you ever have a question or concern about our practices, feel free to reach out to me or any Public Safety staff at any time.